This project was initiated by the Air Command And Control Steering Group (ACCS SG), who needed a perspective of the future Air Defence arrangement in NATO to be able to identify future ACCS requirements. The request to SHAPE was forwarded to SACT, who asked the JAPCC to take this on.
The aim of the project is to develop a vision on Air Defence in 2020 and beyond. This will serve more needs then only the stated request by the ACCS SG. The NATO bodies, NATO Air Defence Committee (NADC) and the Conference of Armament Directors (CNAD), were both actively working on similar subjects. This was identified by the JAPCC resulting in better awareness of the ongoing activities and also preventing duplication of effort.
The JAPCC is at present pro-actively supporting both the NADC and the CNAD activities.
The NADC tasked the Panel on Air Defence Drafting Group 2 to develop a ‘Air Defence planning guidance’ with a horizon onto 2020. The NADC is the body responsible for policy development regarding NATO Air Defence. The JAPCC is member of this Drafting Group 2 and actively supports the production of this leading document.
The CNAD initiated the erection of a Holistic Air Defence Exploratory Study Working Group (HADE SWG), a long name for a group researching the whole playing field of Air Defence in NATO. The task of this working group is to Identify all the players in the ‘Air Defence Field’, identify future AD capability requirements, find ways to better run the NATO AD Team and to close identified capability gaps. The JAPCC is Chairing the HADE SWG and the report should be ready by October this year.